Art Galleries & Artists
Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Ladysmith is a hub of artistic creativity.
It is home to a heritage-housed community art gallery, several private galleries, and a many artist studios. In late summer, the work of local artists is prominently displayed at Arts on the Avenue, which features a juried competition and an opportunity to buy original pieces.
Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Gallery
The Ladysmith Waterfront Arts Gallery, housed in a former Comox Logging and Railway Co. repair shed, is operated by the Arts Council of Ladysmith and District. The gallery's rotating series of exhibits is highlighted by the biannual Multi-Media Fine Arts Exhibit in the fall. Expect to see work by such local talents as Mary Fox, Leona Petrak, Dennis Brown, Grant Leier, Jack Fisher and folk art painter Clare Singleton.